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Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is Jo C, I’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.
can you explain the circumstances you come to be using your phone and how you were stopped?
ok, Are you asking if you have a defence?
Hello I have been asked to take a look at this for you.
I’m sorry you were given incorrect advice. It used to be 3 points but new legislation since 1st March 2017 has seen it double to 6 points and a £200 fine. It is a strict interpretation of the law and there’s as such no leniency, so replacing the points for a 1 week ban was never going to happen. With this in mind, you will not be able to claim for what you would have earned income wise because the outcome of your situation would have been the same, and unfortunately, it is the correct decision if we apply the law.
However, yes Patterson Law have misguided you and you could have saved £960 therefore you would have a claim for professional negligence on the basis that they didn’t perform to the standards required in giving correct advice and as a result you have suffered financial loss.
Your next steps is to contact a professional negligence solicitor to look into this matter for you for a claim against Patterson Law. But before hand, you should raise a complaint against them in line with their internal procedures. This would have been explained to you when you instructed them. So raise a complaint to their Compliance Officers For Legal Practice (COLP) who will look into the matter for you.
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